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feb02.2014.docSolons want to prohibit minors from engaging in competitive full-contact sports

feb02.2014.docSolons want to prohibit minors from engaging in competitive full-contact sports

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Solons want to prohibit minors from engagingin competitive full-contact sports
Lawmakers have filed a bill prohibiting the participation of minors in competitive full-contact sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts,
 jujitsu, muay thai
,
 judo
 and various forms of full-contact
karate
.Reps. Christopher Co and Rodel Batocabe (art!-list, "ko Bicol# said $ouse Bill %&'& also regulates their participation in leisure, non-competitive sports and in training.)hile acknowledging the importance and benefits and the values that can be derived from participating in these sports, the measure recogni*es the paramount need to  protect the minors,+ Co said.Co said in regulating such sports, parents, guardians, schools and sports associations are reuired to undertake the necessar! protection for the minors in the training place and in their gears and clothing.uch responsibilit! is imposed on parents, guardians, schools and sports associations because the minors are incapacitated to give consent nor can the! waive an! right of actions for inuries inflicted upon them during and in connection with such activities,+ Co stressed./n 0ecember 123%, a 3&-!ear-old high school student from Bulacan, 4onas 4oshua 5arcia who competed in the boxing match of the Central Lu*on Regional "thletic "ssociation in /ba, 6ambales died after being comatose for da!s.$is death prompted 7onisito 8mali, "ssistant 9ducation ecretar! of the 0epartment of 9ducation (0ep9d# to stud! the possibilit! of excluding boxing and other contact sports like wrestling,
wushu, arnis
 and
taekwondo
 from the
 Palarong 
 
 Pambansa,
resulting from 5arcia:s accident. Batocabe underscored that prior to participation of minors in regulated sports;  ph!sical examination and clearance b! ualified doctors shall be reuired.7he tate recogni*es the vital role of the !outh in nation-building and it is responsible for ensuring the promotion and protection of their ph!sical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being,+ Batocabe said.8nder the measure, all minors shall be prohibited from competing in an! full-contact sports competition. ports organi*ation, associations or event-organi*ers shall
NR # 3365FEB. 2, 2014

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